Issue 58628 - Paste text from clipboard to tables might be improved
Summary: Paste text from clipboard to tables might be improved
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Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0
Hardware: PC Linux, all
: P3 Trivial with 3 votes (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: oooqa
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Reported: 2005-11-29 15:34 UTC by stastnj1
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:39 UTC (History)
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Description stastnj1 2005-11-29 15:34:38 UTC
My girlfriend has found a nice feature implemented in M$Office which is not
present in Open Office:
In M$ Office: 
You copy to clipboard (CTRL+C) a few lines in an e.g. notepad-written text;
lines with a text like this:
<begin doc.txt>
<end doc.txt>
Now you switch to Word, select four table cells in a column and do CTRL+V. The
lines from the text in the notepad will be copied into the cells - "1" to the
first cell, "2" to the cell below the first one, etc.
This does not work in OpenOffice forcing my girlfriend to use M$ Word. She tried
to switch to OO since it has better equation editor compared to Word (writing
commands to typeset equations seems her faster... me as well); however, she is a
phycisist and needs to fill large tables in text documents with numbers computed
in Matlab. Convert text to table is not possible to use as there is a need to
fill various columns of an existing table. And since this nice feature is not in
OO, she got back to M$ Word (with a sight).
Comment 1 lars 2005-12-04 13:54:58 UTC
according to I 
reassign this issue to requirements and set the status to new
Comment 2 pilaftank 2005-12-21 21:11:41 UTC
I do not use MS Word, so I can't comment on how it handles pasting into tables.
 However, I definitely agree with this feature request.  It's intuitive that
pasting into a table should put text that is separated by linefeeds (or tabs)
into separate cells within the table.  The "Special Paste..." option could allow
"New line (CR) delimited multi-cell paste" and "Tab delimited multi-cell paste".